Pteromyscus pulverulentus 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Pteromyscus pulverulentus
Species Authority: (Günther, 1873)
Common Name(s):
English Smoky Flying Squirrel
Sciuropterus pulverulentus Günther, 1873

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c+3c+4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aplin, K. & Duckworth, J.W.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is assessed as Endangered due to an expected population decline over more than 50% in the past and the future inferred from the extensive and rapid habitat loss.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been recorded from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (from Selangor and Pahang, to Johore), to Sumatra and Borneo. The potential range on Borneo and in Malay peninsula is probably more extensive than currently mapped. It is also found on the island of Penang (Medway 1983).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:According to Bornean and Malay records it is probably a rare species, as it is rarely seen even in primary forest. So, even in optimum habitat it is not abundant. There are probably two relatively secure populations (with not large numbers) in Mt. Kinabalu National Park and in a nearby protected area.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is nocturnal, lives in tree hollows in tall, undisturbed primary forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is affected by habitat degradation because of low elevational range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Parts of its range are contained within well-managed, good condition National Parks.

Citation: Aplin, K. & Duckworth, J.W. 2008. Pteromyscus pulverulentus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T18703A8507076. . Downloaded on 30 August 2016.
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